Ive been taking 25mg of elavil at bedtime for about 3 months for interstitial cystitis. It does help a little with the chronic pain, but doesnt touch most of my back and pelvic pain. Before i started this i never slept through a night, getting up from 1-10 times in one night to pee. Im currently doing pelvic health physical therapy, and really trying at a strict diet, and not drinking any alcohol (which is sooo hard bc im in my 20s). Ive gained 40 lbs in 2 months, and my hair is falling out... i now cant fit into any of my clothes, like life wasnt uncomfortable enough. I dont want this to run my life anymore, but i dont want to be fat either... help?